Even in the grips of the Great Recession, one industry's
profits are bubbling up
, pouring forth
, and experiencing growth in market share
, dollars spent
, and profit
: craft beer
! [more inside]
Massive media conglomerate Comcast will be changing its name
, as part of a larger rebranding effort on the heels of their proposed absorption of NBC Universal
. (So yes, this means you will be able to watch SyFy
on Xfinity, and experience a double dose of dubious rebranding).
The merger part of this whole business has a number of people concerned about monopolizing via vertical integration
, the future of hulu
, and potential changes to the Universal theme park properties
, including Democratic senator Al Franken,
who worries that NBC won't be entirely truthful.
"[C]omputer design is being dictated not by electronic design rules, physical layout requirements, and thermal issues, but by the wishes of the content industry."
By deliberately breaking audio and video functionality, opening up new avenues for debilitating malware, and reversing performance gains in desktop PCs and third-party components, Peter Gutmann argues "the Vista Content Protection specification could very well constitute the longest suicide note in history."
[A] small enough group to fit in a moderate size university classroom:
just "118 people comprise the membership on the boards of director of the ten big [US] media giants." [also seen at Independent World Television & RepublicofT